C.C. from Hartford County, Connecticut writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Mister Condo replies:
C.C., most condominium governing documents would suggest that the role of President and Treasurer are designed for two different people. From a perfectly strict interpretation of those rules, I would say “No”. However, if an association is unable to produce enough qualified and willing volunteers to serve on its Board, it is entirely conceivable that two or three people could end up filling all of the roles required for running a successful condominium association. President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and even directors-at-large all have important roles to fill but what happens when only three community members care to run for office? Would you simply fill three offices and let the other work go undone? That could ruin an otherwise successful condominium. My advice is to attract a high number of qualified volunteers so that it is not necessary for one Board member to fill multiple offices. That way the spirit of the governing documents is fulfilled and the community benefits from having a full Board. Serving as President and Treasurer really creates too much work for one volunteer and puts the community at risk of losing both a President and a Treasurer versus just one or the other if a volunteer stepped down or left the community. Good luck!